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                                                  Reporting Accidents

                                     to timely report the accident.  your employer. Reporting a
                                     This will also insure that your  work place accident to your
                                     medical bills  are  processed  employer may seem obvious.
                                     quickly for payment.          However, in some instances
                                     Slip and Fall Claims –        when immediate medical
                                        If  you  are  injured  in  a   attention is not needed many
                                     slip and fall and the incident   people will wait and see what
                                     occurs at a business, you     happens with their health
                                     should  immediately report    condition. Perhaps they think
                                     the incident to an employee   the injury will get better
                                     or manager. They should       without medical treatment or
                                     secure your information and   that the injury is not serious   Gaylord Popp, LLC is a multi-practice law firm
        Tanya Phillips, Partner      in most cases an incident     enough to report.              centrally located in Trenton, New Jersey, close to
        Gaylord Popp, LLC            report will be generated.       If you do not report the     the State capital with additional offices in Cherry
                                        If the fall occurs on private  accident, your employer may   Hill and Woodbridge. The firm members are
           If you are injured in an  property you should report  deny the claim later. If they    established and experienced trial attorneys in their
        accident  you  should  seek  the incident to the property  deny the claim, they will      respective fields of concentration.
        medical attention and make  owner or another respon-       refuse to provide you with           •  Workers’ Compensation claims
        sure that report the accident.  sible person at the location.  the necessary medical treat-     •  Social Security Disability claims
        Below are suggestions for  You should try to secure the  ment and temporary disabil-            •  Pension Litigation
        reporting several different  information of the person to  ity benefits you are entitled
        types of accidents.          whom you are reporting the  too if you are out of work as a        •  Personal Injury matters

        Motor Vehicle Accidents –    incident  too, including  their  result of your injury.            •  Condominium Association Law
           If you are involved in an   name and address.             Many employers impose                      Gaylord Popp, LLC
        automobile accident, you        You should also secure  strict time limits on reporting
        should call the police so an   the names, addresses and  accidents and injuries. Some               850 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 308
        accident report is generated.   phone numbers of all wit-  requirements are as short as                    Trenton , NJ 08628
        Additionally, you should     nesses to the accident. In this  twenty four hours. After the                 T: 609-362-6193
        report the accident to your   Smartphone age, pictures of  time for reporting an incident                  F: 609.771.8612
        own automobile insurance     the accident scene would be  has expired, employers may     
        carrier. They will set up a   helpful for the investigation.  question whether the acci-
        claim which will speed up    This is important to docu-    dent happened at all or argue    Trenton    •    Cherry Hill    •    Woodbridge
        them scheduling an appraisal   ment the area where you fell   that the accident happened
        to assess your vehicle’s prop-  as well as the condition that   outside of the work place.
        erty damage.                 may have caused you to fall.    Even if you do not need
           If you require medical    Even delaying to report your   immediate medical attention
        attention as a result of the   fall by a few days could seri-  you should report the acci-  pens, this will prevent any  fall or are injured at work,
        accident, your bills will most   ously harm your potential   dent to a supervisor. This is   questions about whether the  you should consult with an
        likely be adjusted and paid by   claim.                    necessary  in  case  you  wake   accident happened at work  attorney to discuss the facts
        your own automobile insur-   Work Place Accidents –        up the next morning in more   by putting your employer on  surrounding your potential
        ance carrier pursuant to your   If you are injured at work  pain or if your condition gets   notice.                 claim. We would be happy
        personal injury protection  one of the most impor-         worse over the next few days    If you have sustained inju-  to answer your specific ques-
        coverage.  To  secure  these  tant things that you can do  or weeks. If you report the  ries as a result of an auto-  tions and investigate your
        medical benefits, you need  is report the accident to  accident right after it hap-     mobile accident, a slip and  potential claim.

        Mercer County Woman                                                    13                                             January/February 2018
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